Zanha Hiern

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Aril absent; testa of seed with stomata.
Morphology General Habit
Deciduous dioecious trees or sometimes shrubs, flowering generally before the leaves emerge
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnate; leaflets 3–7 pairs, sometimes staggered on the rhachis to give the appearance of a terminal leaflet, the terminal and upper leaflets equal to or longer than the lower, entire or crenate, with simple hairs or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal or in the axils of young or undeveloped leaves, with sessile or stalked dense clusters of shortly pedicelled flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals (3–)4–5, joined in the lower part, herbaceous, hairy outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk complete, flat or cup-shaped, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5; filaments glabrous, in bud bent through two zigzags; anthers basifixed, spherical in outline, the connective elliptic, as wide as the anther-sacs; staminodes lacking anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular; style with 3 stigmatic lobes; ovules 2 per locule, suspended from the upper part of the axis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a reddish drupe with one cavity and one seed by abortion

[FZ]

Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Medium-sized trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate; leaflets 3–7-jugate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a short to very short paniculate thyrse usually borne on a short shoot.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, actinomorphic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–5(6).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens (3) 4–7, coiled in bud; staminodes of female flowers anantherous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary 2-locular, loculi 2-ovulate; style short; stigma 2-lobed; pistillode absent in male flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1-locular (by abortion), ± drupaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, pendulous from the apex of the loculus; testa provided with stomata; arillode absent.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Zanha Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 128 (1896)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1420 (1933).
  • in Cat. Welw. 1: 128 (1896)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 128 (1896).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 128 (1896)
  • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1420 (1933)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0